Q: While trolling off northern Costa Rica with my dad, who lives there, we hooked this fish in 30 feet of water near a rock reef on a 3-inch red-and-white Rapala. After its strong, speedy runs, we were able to bring it to the gaff. The fish had been snagged in the head, next to its mouth. (We had slowed the boat to deal with a snag and then, as we got going again, the pole went bendo.) It lacked teeth, like a carp. I have no idea what species this 26½-pound fish is, but the white-meat fillets were great to eat. Do you have any idea what this mullet lookalike is?
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